On behalf of our patients, our employees, our physicians, and advanced practitioners we want to thank all of you for your efforts in keeping our community safe. Continued use of science-based methods, including wearing face masks, social distancing, practicing good hand hygiene and quarantining when necessary, make an absolute difference in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
We also thank our employees, our physicians and advanced practitioners for their innovation and flexibility. Our teams are going above and beyond by supporting the healthcare staffing challenges in other communities. We greatly appreciate their efforts and dedication to the health of the region.
Their dedication in going beyond their traditional roles to cover these needs has been extraordinary.
Despite all that we are doing , we anticipate that COVID-19 cases will continue to increase as cold weather settles in, indoor activities increase and holiday gatherings take place. We ask that you be even more diligent with social distancing, wearing face masks, and practicing good hand hygiene during this most critical time. We know everyone misses family and friends, may be experiencing fatigue and long for a return to normal. Yet our hearts ache for the patients struggling, families who are distressed and healthcare staff working around the clock. Please, do not let your guard down. We are making headway and we and the community need your help now, more than ever.
We are all in this together. Please continue to take care of yourselves, support one another, and mask up to safeguard our family, friends and community.